Meteores Monasteries , The monasteries suspended in the sky , Greece
The monasteries suspended in the sky

These Orthodox Christian monasteries are perched on rocks carved by erosion.

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Meteores Monasteries Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Meteores Monasteries

The Meteores is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. It consists of six monasteries built in the 14th and 15th centuries at the top of rocky mountain peaks in Thessaly.

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Meteores Monasteries

Meteores Monasteries , Monasteries suspended in the sky , Greece
Monasteries suspended in the sky

These monasteries are found close to the town of Kalambaka.

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Meteores Monasteries , The Agia Triada Monastery , Greece
The Agia Triada Monastery

Dating back to 1476, this monastery is the oldest in Meteora.

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Meteores Monasteries , The Varlaam Monastery , Greece
The Varlaam Monastery

The convent at this monastery dates back to 1536.

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Meteores Monasteries , The Roussanou Monastery , Greece
The Roussanou Monastery

This monastery is also known under the name of Saint Barbara.

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Meteores Monasteries , World Heritage in Greece , Greece
World Heritage in Greece

The Meteora monasteries have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1989.

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